GRB060218 as a Tidal Disruption of a White Dwarf by an Intermediate-mass Black Hole

@article{Shcherbakov2013GRB060218AA,
  title={GRB060218 as a Tidal Disruption of a White Dwarf by an Intermediate-mass Black Hole},
  author={R. Shcherbakov and A. Pe’er and C. Reynolds and R. Haas and T. Bode and P. Laguna},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={769},
  pages={85}
}
  • R. Shcherbakov, A. Pe’er, +3 authors P. Laguna
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • A highly unusual pair of a gamma-ray burst (GRB) GRB060218 and an associated supernova SN2006aj has puzzled theorists for years. A supernova shock breakout and a jet from a newborn stellar mass compact object were put forward to explain its multiwavelength signature. We propose that the source is naturally explained by another channel, a tidal disruption of a white dwarf (WD) by an intermediate mass black hole (IMBH). The tidal disruption is accompanied by a tidal pinching, which leads to the… CONTINUE READING

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